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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

The market reports, plus news from the Royal Smithfield Show
6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead
With MARGARET HOWARD Including at
6.45* Prayer for the Day THE REV BROOKE LANE
7.1 and 8.0 Today's News Read by PETER DONALDSON
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: With Margaret Howard
Unknown: Brooke Lane
Read By: Peter Donaldson

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

Goodwill Begins at Christmas
This is traditionally the season of goodwill and friendship and that's what this Tuesday Call is all about. If you are involved in an exciting local scheme designed to help people in need - the elderly perhaps, or people in hospital or the handicapped - why not ring in and tell us about it. And if you have a good idea but you are not quite sure how to get it off the ground maybe Ian Bruce of the National Volunteer Centre and Elisabeth Hoodless of Service Volunteers can help.
They are In the studio with Sue MacGregor Produced by the Woman's Hour Unit
Lines ore open from 8.0 am


Unknown: Ian Bruce

: News

: Local Time

Material from local and regional broadcasting selected and presented by Bob Langley
Producer JANE MARSHALL BBC Birmingham


Presented By: Bob Langley
Producer: Jane Marshall

: Daily Service

nem, p 97; 0 Heavenly Word, Eternal Light (BBC HB 37); Psalm 33, vv 1-12; Isaiah 51, w 4-16 (AV); On Jordan's bank the Baptist's cry (BBC HB 38)

: Morning Story

In Lower Town by NORMAN LEVINE (abridged)
Read by Jon Glover


Unknown: Norman Levine
Read By: Jon Glover

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Pundit Pond by PETER RUSSELL with Barry Evans as Dave Young Dave walks into The Feathers, and there is George Frederick Pond , big telly personality and pundit. But Dave knew him as a grovelling clerk in an office. So how did this splendid metamorphosis come about? Dave knows only too well, and is prepared to tell all who wish to hear.


Unknown: Peter Russell
Unknown: Barry Evans
Unknown: Dave Young Dave
Unknown: George Frederick Pond
Directed By: David Spenser
Edna: Susan Colgrave
Pond: Nigel Anthony
Nancy: Jo Manning Wilson
Jenkins: Philip Voss

: Farm Chat

Whenever a couple of farmers get together, they tend to talk shop. David Richardson , who grows crops and keeps pigs in Norfolk, and Michael Clark , who milks cows and tends sheep in Avon, are no exception. A further opportunity to eavesdrop as they lean over a gate.
Producer ANTHONY PARKIN BBC Birmingham


Unknown: David Richardson
Unknown: Michael Clark
Producer: Anthony Parkin

: Listen with Mother

Story: Red Fox Running by VERA RUSHBROOU


Unknown: Vera Rushbroou

: News

: You and Yours

Presenters Sue Cook and Andy Price


Unknown: Andy Price

: Desert Island Discs

Vladimir Ashkenazy , the pianist, chooses the records he would take to a desert island and discusses them with ROY PLOMLEY , who devised the programme.
12.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only


Unknown: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Producer: Derek Drescher

: The World at One: News

Presented by Robin Day


Presented By: Robin Day

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor
Reading Your Letters.
Mum, I've Got a Girl-friend: DAVID HAWKSWORTH reports on the emotional problems of the mentally handicapped.
Talking Point - opinions and ideas....
On Tour: FRANCES BERTHEL-SEN finds out about theatrical digs then and now.
The Tiger In the Smoke by MARGERY ALLINGHAM , abridged in 12 parts by PAT MCLOUGHLIN and read by Gavin Campbell (12)
(Music: Jolivet's sNarcisse)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: David Hawksworth
Unknown: Margery Allingham
Unknown: Pat McLoughlin
Read By: Gavin Campbell

: News

: Questions to the Prime Minister

Live from the House of Commons

: Vanity Fair

A novel without a hero by WILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERAY and 10: The End of the Puppet Show
In which some of our puppets visit the little ducal town of Pumpernickel, where schinken. braten and kartoffeln are consumed in great quantities and in which our two heroines find their different booths in Vanity Fair before the Manager of our Performance, the Puppet Master, reluctantly - Ah Vanitas, Vanitatum - shuts up the box and his puppets. with young Georgy
Signature tune composed by MICHAEL STEER
Technical assistance to the puppets of Vanity Fair was graciously given by JOCK FARRELL, PENNY LEICESTER and ENYD CLOWES Directed by DAVID SPENSER
4.31 Announcements


Unknown: William Makepeace
Composed By: Michael Steer
Unknown: Jock Farrell,
Unknown: Penny Leicester
Unknown: Enyd Clowes
Directed By: David Spenser
Becky: With Sarah Badel
Amelia: Petra Markham
Joseph Sedley: Timothy West
William Dobbin: Sean Barrett
Thackeray: Alec McCewen
Croupier: Philip Sully
Major Loder: Tim Bentinck
Rook: Roger Hammond
the older: Adam Godley

: Story Time

The Squire of Bor Shachor 12)

: PM

The news magazine Presented by Robert Williams and Susannah Simons
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Susannah Simons

: The Six O'Clock News

Financial Report and half-an-hour of reports from BBC Newsmen around the world

: The Peter Hudson Show

starring Peter Hudson with his individual brand of humour and song, aided and abetted by LOIS LANE with the MAX HARRIS ORCHESTRA


Unknown: Peter Hudson
Unknown: Lois Lane
Unknown: Max Harris
Producer: Richard Willcox

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wed 1.40 pm)

: File on 4

Presented by Peter Oppenheimer
Current events, attitudes and opinions, at home and abroad - with reports by STEVE BRADSHAW and DAVID HENSHAW
Editor COLIN ADAMS BBC Manchester


Presented By: Peter Oppenheimer
Unknown: Steve Bradshaw
Unknown: David Henshaw
Editor: Colin Adams

: More Deadly than the Male

With the explosion of international terrorism in the 1970s, a new figure has come into her own - the female revolutionary '. Molly Price-Owen analyses the motives which drive these girls into terrorism and asks why they abandon the ' woman's role ' in favour of the machine gun and hand grenade.


Unknown: Molly Price-Owen
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Scientifically Speaking

About 20 billion or so years ago. the explosion of a super-dense ball of matter signalled the beginning of the Universe - at least according to the ' Big Bang ' theory. But does this theory account for all the curious astronomical phenomena that have been observed? John Maddox asks PROFESSOR JEAN-CLAUDE PECKER Of the College de France in Paris, and PROFESSOR MARTIN REES of the Institute of Astronomy at Cambridge: are there any holes in the Big Bang theory?


Unknown: John Maddox
Producer: Geoff Deehan

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Michael Oliver Producer ANNE THEROUX
9.59 Weather


Presenter: Michael Oliver
Producer: Anne Theroux

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

On the Eve (7) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: News

Weather report: forecast followed by an interlude

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